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M.Sc. Data Science for Business

University of Stirling
Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland

Evidence shows that there is no lack of data scientists but a shortage of business leaders and managers with a good working knowledge of data science. This is the specific issue that the MSc in Data Science for Business addresses.

The Data Science for Business programme at the University of Stirling is designed to provide students with a deep understanding of the industrial and scientific relevance of advanced analytics and their application in strategic and operational decision making for organisations across all sectors. It does this by blending knowledge and skills in data analytics, business decision making and leadership. In addition, there is a particular emphasis on personal and professional development to help build individual capability

Personal and Professional Development;
Big Data: Scientific and Commercial Applications;
Business Analytics 1;
Business Analytics 2;

Big Data Analytics;
Risk Management in Banking;
Innovation management;
New Venture;
Multi-Channel Marketing and Retailing;
Project Management;


A minimum of a second-class honours degree or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

INTO University of Stirling offers a Graduate Diploma for those students who do not meet the required criteria for this course. If you successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Business, Finance and Sport and meet the required progression grades, you will be guaranteed entry onto this Master’s degree.


If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C or above
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C or above
Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component
IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17
If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard.

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